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Black History, Olney, Home of Amazing Grace
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Black History, Olney, Home of Amazing Grace.
Black History – Amazing Grace and the Abolition of Slavery
Discover how John Newton’s life and personal experience as a slave trade captain and as a slave himself inspired him to write the world’s most famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, here in Olney. Learn about his time as the curate of the parish church, his involvement in the abolition of slavery and spiritual influence on William Wilberforce.
“Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me” (John Newton)
Visit our Learning Page and John Newton page to find out more
The town of Newton in Sierra Leone was named after Olney’s Rev John Newton. Throughout October, find out about how the Olney-Newton Link are helping the community of Newton today and see how you can add your support too.
(Also find a weblink to the ‘Olney-Newton Link’ on our website)
Adult £5 annual pass/ Children free